Jasbir Dhesi (known as Dhesi) OBE is Principal and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Cheshire College – South & West and has over 24 years’ experience in senior leadership roles across 3 colleges.  He is a qualified teacher and has previously been the Principal/CEO of South Cheshire College and Yale College. 

He passionately believes in the ability of further education to help transform lives and communities.  He has a proven record of working with employers and partners to support economic growth and development of Cheshire and the wider region. 

Dhesi is a member of Crewe Town Board, a Director of Cheshire Commonwealth Association, the Cheshire Police & Crime Commissioner’s Anti Bullying Commission, North Wales Science Board, Blacon High School Trust and a trustee of Shavington Academy.  

As a member of the Employers’ Skills and Education Board of Cheshire & Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) he represents all Cheshire and Warrington colleges and training providers. 

In June 2022, Dhesi was awarded an OBE for services in education as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.